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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

  • Explore Edinburgh at its most atmospheric on a night tour 
  • Delve into the dark history of Scotland's capital 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people
Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends
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Tour departing at 6:30pm with an English speaking guide
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The atmospheric city of Edinburgh is best explored by night, when tales of mystery and murder are at their most frightening. Discover the dark side of Scotland's capital on a historical walking tour that covers Edinburgh’s morbid past. Wind your way through the cobbled streets of Calton Hill, North Bridge, and Canongate cemetery, all of which are inaccessible by coach bus or car, and listen to stories that focus on torture, treason, and death.
What to Expect

Your evening tour begins at a designated meeting point in Edinburgh Old Town. Greet your guide and receive an introduction to the city’s dark history.

Wind your way down the cobbled streets surrounding Calton Hill and North Bridge, beneath which lies the Blair Street Vaults. Discover tales of torture and treason interspersed with stories of pagan festivals and dramatic historical events.

Get acquainted with the deceased residents of Canongate cemetery, and discover the truth behind the gruesome exploits of Burke and Hare, the notorious Edinburgh grave robbers.

Your tour concludes on the Royal Mile.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Angus got quite a few laughs, filled my head with history and some stories about individual Scots. He spoke to most people on the tour individually and was very knowledgeable. If you're overtly patriotic or easily offended by jokes about your fellow countrypeople, then leave...More

Thank K3LZA
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Tour

We had a lovely evening to do this tour - and Angus our tour guide was brilliant. It is not scary - just really interesting. Angus took us to parts of Edinburgh we as Tourists wouldn't have visited. The views were amazing. Couldn't praise Angus...More

Thank Lorraine R
Reviewed 3 days ago
A modern-day bard

If you get the privilege to go on a tour with Greg, then you will not be disappointed. This man is a guide who has worked at and perfected his craft. The tour is thoroughly entertaining and utterly delightful.

Thank joshdpark
Reviewed 5 days ago
Dark side tour with Dave

The Dark side tour with Dave was amazing. He has a great sense of humour, combined with loads of enthousiasm and theatrics making you want to hear more about the many weird and dark stories of Edinburgh's history. Important note: this is NOT an actual...More

Thank ejrobinson510
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Free Walking Tour & Dark Tour

I did both of those tours with Greg, it was really awesome! Best tours I had in Europe so far, the guy is really energetic, really funny (not that scary 😂), knows a LOT about the city and he seems to be really passionate about...More

Thank Julian G
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